Welcome to English 401: The Faust Theme. This course examines humanity’s continuing search for spiritual and intellectual self-realization. The course traces the symbolic figure of Faust and his changing image from the Renaissance to modern times. It examines the cultural and philosophical ideas that shaped the search for self in each age.
The course texts are a play (Doctor Faustus) by Christopher Marlowe, a poetic drama (Faust) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and a dramatic poem (Peer Gynt) by Henrik Ibsen.
On this Moodle page you will access The Study Guide, your course materials, the course objectives, and the self-assessment activities. The Study Guide is the main body of your course; it contains the course units, unit learning objectives, commentaries, reading assignments, and study questions.